Inter-agency operation resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer
An inter-agency operation by Little River County Law Enforcement resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer in Ashdown on February 7, 2017.
According to affidavits filed with the Little River Circuit Court, Dale Culbreath, 67, of Ashdown, was arrested after selling $950 worth of drugs to undercover officers and informants.
Officers with the South Central Drug Task Force, the Ashdown Police Department, and the Little River Co. Sheriff’s Office arranged the purchase as part of a month long investigation in which multiple sources had accused Culbreath of selling prescription narcotic drugs. During the investigation, Culbreath is alleged to have sold 100 hydrocodone pills and 30 morphine pills to undercover officers and informants.
Both hydrocodone and morphine contain opium, a potent painkiller that is highly addictive, and can also be used in the production of other, more powerful drugs. All opium-containing products are classified by the Arkansas Department of Heath as Schedule II drugs, making them illegal to possess without a valid prescription.
Culbreath was arrested and charged with two counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Due to the quantity and type of drugs sold by Culbreath, he is charged with a Class A Felony, carrying with it the possibility of 6-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. Culbreath’s car was impounded as it was used in the commission of a crime.